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British crime classic Get Carter on UHD and 2-disc Blu-ray in July

17 June 2022

Michael Caine is Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to investigate his brother’s death. Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed as in this 1971 masterpiece, directed by Mike Hodges from his own screenplay of the novel Jack Returns Home by Ted Lewis. Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England, Get Carter remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films.

Get Carter UHD cover art

Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative by the BFI, and approved by director Mike Hodges, Get Carter is back, and looking and sounding better than ever. It will be released by the BFI in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd on both 4K UHD and Blu-ray on 25 July 2022 with an incredible collection of extras. Both formats are packaged inside rigid slipcases and come with an 80-page perfect-bound book, a double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad and the 2022 re-release artwork and a set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film.

The release will retail at £34.99 fof the UHD and £29.99 for the 2-disc Blu-ray.

UHD / BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • UHD - 4K (2160p) presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Blu-ray - presented in High Definition
  • Newly recorded introduction by Michael Caine (2022, 3 mins)
  • Audio commentary featuring Mike Hodges, Michael Caine and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2000)
  • Audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw (2022)
  • Isolated score by Roy Budd
  • Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022, 60 mins): the director discusses his career in this interview recorded at BFI Southbank
  • Klinger on Klinger (2022, 24 mins): Tony Klinger recalls and evaluates the career of his father, Michael Klinger, Producer of Get Carter
  • Don’t Trust Boys (2022, 22 mins): actor Petra Markham reflects upon her career on stage and screen, and recalls her role in Get Carter
  • The Sound of Roy Budd (2022, 17 mins): Jonny Trunk explores the varied career of Roy Budd, and revisits his iconic score for Get Carter 
  • BBC Look North location report (1970, 5 mins)
  • Roy Budd Plays ‘Get Carter’ (1971, 4 mins)
  • Michael Caine’s message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)
  • The Ship Hotel – Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan’s evocative documentary film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne
  • International trailer (1971)
  • Re-release trailer (2022)
  • Script gallery
  • First pressing only: 80-page book with a new essays by Mark Kermode and Tim Pelan; Alex Cox’s introduction to the 1990 Moviedrome TV broadcast; an essay on composer Rod Budd and interviews with contemporary musicians/soundtrack composers by Jason Wood; biographies of Mike Hodges and Michael Caine by John Oliver; an extract from Michael Caine’s autobiography What’s It All About; credits and notes on the special features and restoration